Since our Sip Session interview with musician Ricky Hopkins last summer we’ve been collaborating with the tenor saxophonist on his fourth album titled "The Story of Julian". A throwback to the 1950s-60s hard bop era, this album is filled with subtle notes that tell a story full of mystery and intrigue.
Music, like wine, is filled with subtle notes that paint a picture and takes listeners on a unique journey. The back label of our Chardonnay tells a story of two lovers who are drawn to each other while listening to music under the stars and enjoying a glass of wine.
“Leaning back in your chair as a smooth jazz band plays beneath the stars, you take a sip from your glass. The only thing standing between you and the person across from you is candlelight and a bottle of Julian Chardonnay. They realize it as well, so you smile and slowly take another sip. Suddenly the stars align and you are guided into a slow jazz mamba with a sweetheart.This is a perfect night for love.”
It’s unknown what song was playing in the background that brought these two lovers together, but it might have been “Skin Deep” from Ricky Hopkins’ 2015 album, “Untold Stories”.
We had the opportunity to work with Ricky Hopkins on a music video project in 2010 while he was a member of an OC rock band. It was great to sit down and catch up with him about his career as a solo saxophonist during our debut Sip Session.
Starting this month, wine lovers can now enjoy membership to Julian Wines’ new VIP Wine Club.
“We’re working to create a truly unique wine club experience that gives members unparalleled access to our growing brand and product line. It’s about making our members feel like a VIP,” says Myles Franklin, founder of Julian Wines.
Unlike most wine clubs, which ship on a monthly basis, Julian Wines will curate and ship their selections quarterly, with shipments being sent out during the last month of the quarter.
Julian Wines, the wine collection with an artistic blend of luxury and lifestyle is currently being featured by the Apparel Design House as a brand pick.
Julian Wines was launched in 2012 by award winning televison producer Myles Franklin. Looking for a way to represent both simple luxury and the artistic lifestyle experience. After being featured in several restaurants and boutique wine shops such as Bourbon Steak and Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits, Julian Wines has quickly become one of the wine industry’s most celebrated new labels. The wines are being distributed online to 22 diffrent states and is quickly becoming a nationally recognized brand.
Experience luxury with Julian Wines at their ‘Sangria SummerSession’ event held at the Graham Georgetown
Julian Wines, a new and affordably luxurious label is hosting an engaging event at the Graham Georgetown, a boutique hotel where “cultured sophistication meets modern luxury.” Held on Saturday July 18th, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, the ‘Sangria Summer Session’ is a time to sit back, relax, and enjoy samples of several different sangria cocktails.